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San Simeon Lodge

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Jyväskylä
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good location. Rooms were OK. In motel description was mentioned that there is a microwave in each room. That was not true. Room price a little bit too high compared to the facilities. The staff was not very polite.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean and tidy fairly spacious room with a nice view. Pool is pretty small and the beach is on the other side of the highway. No complimentary breakfast but they offer a 10% discount for the adjoining restaurant. Refrigerator in room and a coffee machine, no microwave.

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Basingstoke, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in this place at the far end of doing a coastal drive down the West Coast of California from San Francisco to, pretty much, San Simeon, before turning East to head to the Great Sequoia National Park. That drive is awesome and the San Simeon lodge is conveniently placed on the route. It's a basic motel but with... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Expected a little more. A shower curtain would have been nice. We called the front desk to ask for one but they never came through. Our friends in another unit had no closet pole so no place o hang anything. Really? No way to run a hotel. IMHO. Location is good, that has to be the best thing about this... More 

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Moss, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed one night here on our roadtrip down PCH, because I thought room prices were a bit high in Cambria. But my do I wish I had spent the extra dollars. San Simeon is not even really a town, just a collection of hotels for Hearst Castle. Cambria on the other hand is a really charming little town! This place... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to stay here for its proximity to Big Sur and its being halfway between San Francisco and LA. There is nothing to do in San Simeon aside from sleep, but for that this hotel does its job well. The beds are comfortable, the rooms clean, and though the restaurant is quite expensive it's pretty decent food and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the San Simeon Lodge for its proximity to Big Sur. There is absolutely nothing in San Simeon. Even if you want to eat, all the restaurants are attached to the motels. The San Simeon Lodge also has a convenience store attached. That seems weird now, but I guess it's a classic tourist experience. For being one of the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Close to Hearst castle and beaches. Good stop if driving from San Francisco to LA. The room had a funny smell, but appeared clean. Breakfast took over 25 minutes to arrive after waiter took order, people arriving after us got their food first, same order. We were almost late for our tour.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

People complain but honestly for the price you can't beat it. The place is outdated but I went here to sleep and go to Hearst castle. It is nice that all that one has to do is cross the pch to get to the beach. Definitely easy access to the beach and decent place to sleep. If you are looking... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

I arrived late in the evening after travelling in a Hertz rental car all the way from Monterey. Without reservation. There was one lodge in between which was already filled up to the rooftop. So I was happy to find one of the few rooms left.What a relief ! Please note: I came all the way from Munich, Germany to... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about San Simeon Lodge

Address: 9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon, CA 93452
Location: United States > California > San Luis Obispo County > San Simeon
Price Range: $65 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — San Simeon Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 62
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